What information we collect about you
We may collect "Personal Information" about you – such as your name, address, telephone number, email address or health information – in the following ways:
When you register for or update an existing profile on our web sites or Apps or register for the WebMD Health Manager;
When you use certain interactive tools and services (e.g., the Ovulation/Pregnancy Calendar, certain of our mobile Apps, or tools in certain Apps such as the Healthy Target Program in the WebMD mobile application, or Symptom Checker);
When you sign-up for newsletters or other communications from WebMD;
When you use our "Email a Friend" service;
When you participate in an online survey; or
When you provide personal information in a community area or other public forum.
We may collect "Non-Personal Information" – information that cannot be used to identify you – via Cookies, Web Beacons, WebMD mobile device applications and from external sources, even if you have not registered with or provided any Personal Information to WebMD.
Most browser software can be set to reject Cookies, and you can opt out of Cookies for several Ad Servers by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative gateway opt-out site.
You can click on the Ad Choices logo at the bottom of every page of the WebMD web sites to stop tailored advertising from WebMD.
Provide you with access to particular tools and services;
Respond to your inquiries and send you administrative communications;
Obtain your feedback on our sites and our offerings;
Statistically analyze user behavior and activity;
Provide you with more relevant content and advertisements;
Conduct research and measurement activities; or
Send you personalized emails or secure electronic messages pertaining to your health interests, including news, announcements, reminders and opportunities.
We may combine Personal and Non-Personal Information collected by WebMD about you, and may combine this information with information from external sources. Third parties may also use Non-Personal Information in order to display advertising that reflects the interests and preferences of our user community.